Nagrik Foundation, India


Areas of Expertise
Human Rights, Media and Communication, Women’s Rights, United Nations, The Global South, Journalism, Media and Public Policy, Poverty and Inequality, Health

Region of Focus
Central and South Asia

Deepak Dwivedi, currently Professor Emeritus and Dean of Journalism at Mewar University, India is a journalist, scholar and social activist. His scholarly contributions for poverty eradication and sustainable development touch the ground reality of poverty and development in Indian context. During more than his 25 years career in Journalism, Prof. Dwivedi has worked with leading newspapers and journals such as Jansatta Express, Indian Express Group, Voice of Lucknow Daily, Amar Ujala, Mid-Day, Rashtriya Sahara, Blitz Weekly etc. He is accredited with Press Information Bureau, Central Government and Indian Parliament with mandatory privileges and facilities ensuring free access to all Ministries, Departments of Central and State Governments, Semi- Government offices in furtherance of his journalistic duties and excellence. Prof. Dwivedi’s passion for academics leads him to continuously being involved in rendering services and advice to several prestigious academic institutions and Universities across India such as Mahatma Gandhi University, Andhra Pradesh; Yogi Vemana University; Indira Gandhi National Open University; and Mewar University. He has also been Advisor to Indian Pharmacopoeia Commission, Government of India. He has also served as a member of Media Committee of Commonwealth Games, New Delhi and contributed as Expert Editor to National Museum Institute.

Prof. Dwivedi is also Director and Chief Editor of Dainik Bhaskar (Uttar Pradesh). As Founder President of Nagrik Foundation, he is currently engaged in a number of development activities. He is also a member of United Nations Global Compact Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME) ‘Poverty and Management Education’ Working Group.

Recent Publications
Book: Dwivedi, D., Empowering the Marginalized, Published jointly by Nagrik Foundation, India and Dialogue of Civilizations Research Institute, Berlin